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Items Requiring Development Approval
- A dwelling, and internal and external renovations
- Farm buildings such as hay sheds, machinery sheds, animal housing or the like
- A garage, carport, verandah or storage shed
- A fence, which: Exceeds two metres in height, Exceeds one metre in height and is masonry, Exceeds one metre in height and is within six metres of the boundary on a corner allotment, Is a swimming pool safety fence, Is not a post and wire fence
- A wall retaining a difference in ground levels exceeding one metre
- An advertising sign, hoarding or banner
- A swimming pool
- A change of classification or use of a building or land
- Freestanding aerials or towers over 10 metres in height
- A toolshed, garden shed or the like with a floor space exceeds 10 square metres or any wall is in excess of 3 metres
- A pergola, unless: It does not have a roof, Each freestanding side is open, It does not exceed 4 metres in height above the ground, It is not constructed in the 8 metre setback area from the front property boundary
- A dam, where: A levee or mound greater that 3 metres above the natural ground level is formed, or A retaining wall which retains a difference in ground level exceeding 1 metre is formed
A Power Declaration form must be included with every development application.
How Do I Apply For Approval?
- Choose an experienced and reputable building designer
- Check with the Council regarding the type of proposed development, setback, Land Management Agreements etc
- Bring into Council three copies of plans and two copies of all other documentation, such as soil and footing construction reports, calculations, specifications. Please ensure you also provide a copy of the Certificate of Title. Schedule V of the Development Regulations lists this as required document.
- Pay the applicable fees and fill out and sign an application form
- Your application is then receipted, registered and will then pass through the system
What Happens During The Approval Process?
- Your signed and completed application is registered and the fees are paid
- Planning assessment for Provisional Development Plan Consent is undertaken - that is, it is checked against Council's Development Plan
- Building assessment for Provisional Building Rules Consent is undertaken - that is, it is checked for compliance against the Building Code of Australia
- The Application is recommended for final approval by Council
- Council approves or rejects the application
- The owner is notified in writing of Council's decision